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 Post subject: Janet Collins - an unusual story
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2000 3:15 pm 
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Janet Collins, born in 1917:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>In 1951, she became the first African-American prima ballerina at<BR> the Metropolitan Opera, leaping over the color barrier as if it were<BR> not even there.<P> Now, at age 83, Collins is freshly arrived in Arlington, drawn to<BR> Texas to be near family in Fort Worth.<P> Ballet Arlington will honor her Saturday in a special tribute to a<BR> woman who helped change prejudices, gradually, one pirouette at a<BR> time.<P> What happened in between the first and last acts of her own ballet<BR> is a triumph of the spirit.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <A HREF="http://www.star-telegram.com:80/news/doc/1047/1:BPAGE31/1:BPAGE310919100.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.star-telegram.com:80/news/doc/1047/1:BPAGE31/1:BPAGE310919100.html</A>

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 Post subject: Re: Janet Collins - an unusual story
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2000 5:08 am 
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Janet Collins is a remarkable woman. This is an article well worth reading. I don't think she was the only black woman who was asked to powder herself for performances.


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